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Juan Fiser -Olancho, Honduras / Cattle

Juan Fiser's storyJuan, 44 years old, is married, and lives with his spouse. He owns a house in the municipality of Patuca Olancho in eastern Honduras and has worked raising animals for many years. He says that it has gone very well for him because, thanks to his...

Sarah – Fort Portal, Uganda / Agriculture

Sarah's storySarah needs a loan to buy fertilizers to apply to her garden. She lives in Fort Portal, Uganda. She is a mother of four children.She has been farming for 10 years, particularly onions, although sometimes she ventures into dairy farming. She is faced with...

Timothy – Kangundo, Kenya / Retail

Timothy's storyTimothy is 63 years old. He is married and blessed with six children. His business is a furniture shop, which he has had for four years. This is his first loan which he will use to buy tables, sofa sets and other furniture. He will use profits from his...

Benjamin – Kamwenge, Uganda / Pigs

Benjamin's storyBenjamin, who is a married man with one child, has been in this business for over 4 years. His main source of income is from a piggery project that supplements the salary he earns as a parish chief in Kamwenge, Uganda. He wants to use the loan got to...

Marco Antonio – Mexico / Personal Medical Expenses

Marco Antonio's storyMarco is 55 years old. He and his partner are in a common-law relationship. For the past 25 years, he has worked at his own business. Marco was recently diagnosed with a condition in his eyes that is causing him to gradually lose his vision, which...

Damira – Kyrgyzstan / Farming

Damira's storyDamira is 47 years old, married and has three children. Damira has a high school education. As a source of income for her family, she has worked with livestock breeding and field crop cultivation since 1996. Thanks to Damira's persistent work, her farm...

San Nicolas -Combapata Group – Combapata/Canchis, Peru / Animal Sales

San Nicolas -Combapata Group's storyAnastacia belongs to the San Nicolas- Combapata communal bank. She is 63 years old and works raising animals. She has been doing this work for a long time and it is going well for her thanks to the effort she puts into her business...

Bertila Oyotún – Chiclayo, Peru / Poultry

Bertila's storyBertila is 41 years old. She lives with her husband and their 2 children in a rural area of the Oyotún district. The inhabitants earn a living through farming and commerce. It is located two hours from the town of Chiclayo.She has earned a living for 4...

Jimmy Enrique – Morropón – Piura, Peru / Animal Sales

Jimmy Enrique's storyJimmy Enrique, 33, in a civil union, lives with his partner and his two children in their own home in Morropón District, province of Morropón, department of Piura, Peru. He has both very good personal and work references from dwellers in the...

Manuela – Suchitepéquez, Guatemala / Farming

Manuela's storyMauela is a very hard-working person. She has been growing coffee for several years. She says that she has been able expand her crops since she has had access to the loans from ADICLA, which provide her with an increase of working capital. This has...

Xemuj Group-Totonicapán, Guatemala / Livestock

Xemuj Group's storyThe Friendship Bridge Trust Bank "Xemuj" is located in the cool province of Totonicapán. 30-year-old Miriam is a member of the group, along with 10 others. She and her husband work hard to provide a better quality of life for their three children...

Andres Marcial – San Martin, Peru / Animal Sales

Andres Marcial's storyAndres Marcial is 44 years old and lives with his family in the small village of Mashuyacu Lt 26, a rural zone in Rioja in the San Martin district which is located 14 hours from the city of Chiclayo. He is an established client who has made his...

Orlando Jose – Teustepe, Nicaragua / Cattle

Orlando Jose's storyOrlando, age 40, is a hardworking and responsible man. Above all else, he is extremely dedicated to his business of raising cattle. As a result of this business, he has been able to get ahead and provide a better quality of life for his family,...

Jony – Achica Baja, Bolivia / Cattle

Jony's storyJony is 26 years old and has his own house and pasture. His home does not have electricity, but he and his wife manage to support themselves by producing and selling cheese. Jony is the father of a two-year-old child. He is requesting a loan to buy cattle....

Mahfuza – Konibodom, Tajikistan / Food Market

Mahfuza is a novice entrepreneur from Konibodom city. She is an ambitious, energetic, and enterprising woman. At 28 years of age, she is starting her own retail business. Mahfuza has obtained a space for a shop and intends to sell groceries. Mahfuza is married. Her...

Mithu – Nepal / Farming

Mithu is 60 years old. In 2003, she established her agriculture business. She has already received and successfully repaid five loans from Patan BPW, and she used her most recent loan to buy fertilizers and seeds.In the future, she plans to lift up the economic...

Walter – La Paz, Bolivia / Sewing

Walter is 45 years old, and survives working as a janitor and caretaker of houses in a municipality of La Paz which is on the outskirts of the city.Walter also does sewing and printing on clothing and one of his children helps him. As to the other child, this one is...

Regina – Litein, Kenya / Home Energy

Meet Regina, who is a crop and animal farmer, and a mother eager to provide the very best for her family. She states that with her small income, she hasn’t been able to provide sufficient lighting through the electricity in her home. Her family has been using kerosene...

Nabila – Chouf, Lebanon / Primary/secondary school costs

Nabila is a 54-year-old married mother of two. She runs her own tailoring business in her house to help her husband cover the needs and expenses of their family. She is a hard worker who has a good reputation among those in her region, and has succeeded in gaining...

Jesus – Matagalpa, Nicaragua / Farming

loan of $200 will help Jesus finish maintaining his coffee trees. With the growing crisis that Nicaragua suffers, the cost of inputs needed to provide good nutrition has increased. The initial budgets have varied in such a way that, to guarantee productivity of the...

Dolores Del Carmen – Jiquilisco, El Salvador / Pigs

Dolores is 43 years old. She studied through the 6th grade in school. She's a single mother, and two of her four children live with her. Dolores has worked cutting and cleaning loroco (an edible flower) for 6 years. She decided to do this work because of the necessity...

Edwin Eufren – Cairoma, Bolivia / Farming

Eufren is 40 years old. He lives in the community of Cairoma, at the foot of the majestic Illimani, in the department of La Paz. He lives in a house on his farmland. He has worked in agriculture for 19 years, growing potatoes, and as secondary crops, paprika,...

Paul – Nkubu, Kenya / Dairy

Meet Paul, a very hard-working, energetic, young farmer with lovely children. He lives in a house made from mud, rustic iron sheets and old wood. Although he has only farmed for a few years, Paul is working hard and learning good farming practices. Through the profits...

Mary – Kenya-Gatundu South, Kenya / Agriculture

Mary lives in Gatundu South, Kenya. She works hard to produce quality in her crops. She has four cows, fifteen chickens, two rabbits and four sheep. Currently, she is spending excessive amounts on petroleum-based fertilizers, and the cost continues to rise. She also...

Safani Ken – Hoima, Uganda / Personal Housing Expenses

Safani Ken lives in Hoima, Uganda. He practices crop production mostly growing cassava, tobacco, and passion fruits. His desire is to expand his business more, as well as educate his children. He is proud of his business, since it can provide the basic needs for his...

Paulina Suchitepéquez, Guatemala / Personal Housing Expenses

Paulina is a 26-year-old woman. She is married and has a lovely family, with whom she lives in a community of the village of Guineales. Paulina is a very young woman, and to excel in her community she works buying and selling traditional clothing from her region. She...

Pensamiento Group- Nahualá, Sololá, Guatemala / Textiles

The eight Maya K’iche women in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Pensamiento”, located in the state of Solola, are anticipating a successful future as they begin their first loan cycle with KIVA. They will invest the loans into their traditional textile business,...

Jane – Kitale, Kenya / Farming

Jane is a repeat Kiva borrower who has a perfect credit rating. She is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Kitale area of Kenya, which is an area favorable for farming. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by...

Florinda – Solola, Guatemala / Farming

Florinda is a 50 year old mother of a family. She is in a common-law relationship with her spouse and has ten children with him, all grown-ups now. They live in a community in Pajujil Dos canton. In order to generate her income and see her family prosper she is a...

Esmeralda- Sacatepequez, Guatemala / Weaving

The Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Renacer Sumpango” consists of 7 ladies who live in the department / state of Sacatepéquez in the center of Guatemala. They are beginning their 3rd loan cycle with Kiva. These women strive to expand their businesses that include...

Pedro – Betanzos, Bolivia / Farm Supplies

Pedro and his wife earn a living through growing potatoes. He is 36 years old, and is the father of one child. He does his job in Betanzos, a rural zone which attracts a lot of visitors to its caverns adorned with cave paintings. Pedro and his family live in their own...

Lorenzo = Suchitepéquez, Guatemala / Agriculture

Lorenzo is the father of a family, very hard-working and enterprising. He is very happy because of the accomplishments he has achieved. His crops have increased because of which he is enthusiastic to continue growing with his crops. Lorenzo has the desire to continue...

Juana De Jesús – El Salvador / Food Production/Sales

Juana went to school until the 6th grade. She lives with her partner, who works as a security guard for a business. She has two children who are in school. Juana has a business where she sells tortillas. She has 15 years of experience in tortilla cooking, which she...

Natividad – Bolivia Punata, Bolivia / Agriculture

Natividad, 60, is married, her children are grown and independent. Her business is raising corn, potatoes and onions. She grows her crops in Punata, a rural, very picturesque area, covered with green vegetation and surrounded by all kinds of crops. Natividad and her...

Aysheh – Palestine Jabalia, Gaza, Palestine / Home Energy

Aysheh, who appears in the photo, is a 28-year-old married woman lives with her family in Jabalia, Gaza Strip. She tries hard to make her family live in the best conditions and cover all their needs. Her husband works in the public sector, where he earns a low income....

Tomasa – Chichicastenango, El Quiche, Guatemala / Textiles

Eleven Maya K'iche' women formed the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank "Flores De Chontola" located in the state/department of El Quiché. The women in this area are known for wearing their colorful, traditional outfits of embroidered blouses or “huipiles,” woven wrap...

Kyu Kyu’s Group – Myanmar (Burma) / Food Stall

The featured borrower, Kyu Kyu, has a business selling food (Dosa, Puri, boiled mutton) at the corner of the street in Dala township. She is 34 years old and has over 15 years of experience in this business.Her small shop is in a busy area and has potential to...

Ramathan – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania / Home Energy

Ramathan Khabdalla is a 58-year-old, hardworking fundi in Tanzania. Nevertheless, he, his wife and both of their children have to watch the household budget carefully to get through the month. Ramathan Khabdalla knows about the opportunities that come along with...

Miguelina – Bolivia / Agriculture

Miguelina is 49 years old, married, has adult children and her business is the production of maize grain, corn and potato. She does her work in "Punata," a rural area of predominantly agricultural production and known for its traditional beverages made from maize....

Sergio Enrique – Mexico / Food Production/Sales

Sergio is an amazing person. He sells hot dogs in a small food stall. In his town, he is considered an exemplary entrepreneur, since he is the only person that sells hot dogs after 8 pm. Every day he is full of clients, and not only because of the taste of the hot...

Leopoldo Honduras Cortes – Honduras / Home Energy

Leopoldo is 52 years old and lives in the community of Cortes, Honduras, with his wife Marisela and their children. Since he was very young, he has earned his living in farming and fishing, which is how he provides for his household. As a responsible father, he would...

Victor – Atlantida, Honduras / Grocery Store

Victor lives in a community of Atlantida in Honduras He is 26 years old and along with his wife Sindy has raised pigs since he was very young. One of his current goals is to grow a broiler business and make some improvements in his business. He is a very enterprising...

Jose – Nicaragua / Home Energy

José is married and has 2 children. He currently works in farming, growing corn and beans and also plants coffee.In the community where José lives there is no electrical power. That is why he is applying for a loan to buy a solar system to be installed in the home...

Flor De San Jose Yalu Group – Sacatepéquez, Guatemala / Agriculture

Flor De San Jose Yalu Group's story The famous kite festival is held on the Day of the Dead or November 1st in a rural community in the state of Sacatepéquez. Giant kites with intricate designs are flown as a means of communicating with the dead & showing them...

Fatuma – Tanzania Morogoro, Tanzania – Home Energy

This loan is part of African Solar Rises' efforts to enable households to generate their own energy and replace toxic and expensive sources of light and heat like kerosene, diesel and wood. Solar home systems are much more than a solar lamp and can provide users with...

Gyo War Kyauk Village Group – Kiva loan – Livestock – Myanmar (Burma

Cho (first from the left in the picture) is from Gyo War Kyauk Ye Su-2 (A) Village Group, in Pyapon Township. She represents the other 3 members in this village group named Nay, Kyaw and Zaw. Cho is 31 years old, and is a married woman with two young children. For a...

Ydania – Kiva Loan – Clothing – Bolivia

Ydania is a 30 year old woman. She lives in the department of CHUQUISACA, the province of HERNANDO SILES, in the municipality of HUACARETA. She lives in her own house. She will start a business sewing clothing where she will make traditional skirts and sweaters at her...

Shano – Kiva loan – Animal Sales – Pakistan

Shano is a 29-year old married woman. She starts a business of selling animals with the help of her husband. She buys calves at low prices, brings them up and then sells them in the market at higher prices. She makes enough through her business to contribute to the...

Francisca Kiva Loan -for Clothing Sales – Guatemala

Francisca is a 48 year old woman, married and lives with her family in a village in Aldea Guineales. She has four children between the ages of 14 and 26, all of whom are to a school in her community. Francisca earns her income by purchasing and selling traditional...

Kiva loan to Tea in Georgia

A loan of $3,600 helped Tea to buy calves and feed for them. ( we contributed $25 ) Tea, age 30, is from the Sagarejo district. She is married with two school age children; she lives with her retired parents. Tea leads the family agricultural business, and breeds...

Loan made to Eulalio in Guatemala

A loan of $650 helps Eulalio to buy chemical fertilizer for the cultivation of corn. Eulalio is a 58-year-old single man. He has two children who live in the Chuicacaste hamlet, Pixabaj village, Sololá, Sololá. He makes a living by growing different types of...

Loan made to group in Lebanon

A portion of Atheer Group's $4,800 loan helps a member to increase her merchandise with newly released items. ( our contribution = $25 ) Chouf, LebanonOumayya is the featured borrower of the Atheer group. She joined with the other group members to acquire a loan from...

A loan helps Juan to buy polyethylene for making plastic bags

A loan of $1,375 helps Juan Manuel to buy polyethylene for making plastic bags. ( we contributed $25 ) Barranquilla, Colombia Juan is twenty-three and lives in the city of Barranquilla in the department of Atlántico with his wife. They do not have children yet. His...
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Update from Kenya for Nyamvula’s Kiva Loan

Nyamvula has paid off her loan of $350. It helped Nyamvula to purchase bales of clothes for resale. Thanks for supporting Nyamvula and her clothes selling business which has been operational for the last 4years. With the loan,Nyamvula purchased bundles of clothes for...
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Teresia – paying back Kiva Loan

A loan of $350 helped Teresia to buy 30 litres of cooking oil, bundles of wheat flour, and a sack of maize. Teresia, aged 34, is the mother of two daughters: Jane, 6, is attending pre-primary school, and Agnes is 2 years old. She has been running a food stall business...

Kiva loan to Bernardino in Paraguay

A loan of $1,250 helps Bernardino to purchase fruits and vegetables to sell on his stall. Bernardino, 39, is from the city of Santaní city and is married to Maura, 34. They have two young children who go to school, and they fight for their children's future because...

Kiva Loan to group in Guatemala

A portion of Dúo Solidario Rios De Bendicion Group's $425 loan helps a member to buy general cosmetics. Chimaltenango,Chimaltenango, Guatemala “Dúo Solidario Rios de Bendicion “ (Solidarity Duo of Blessed River) This group is comprised of Estelita who is 24-years-old,...

Kiva loan to group in Guatemala for weaving supplies

A portion of Jardin De Paxot Group's $4,550 loan helps a member to purchase thread for weaving. In this Group: Margarita , Juana , Petronila , Tomasa , Tomasa Sente , Candelaria , Maria , Manuela , Rosa , Florentina , Tomasa *, Juana *, Micaela Margarita is in a...

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Timothy – Kangundo, Kenya / Retail

Timothy's storyTimothy is 63 years old. He is married and blessed with six children. His business is a furniture shop, which he has had for four years. This is his first loan which he will use to buy tables, sofa sets and other furniture. He will use profits from his...

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Benjamin – Kamwenge, Uganda / Pigs

Benjamin's storyBenjamin, who is a married man with one child, has been in this business for over 4 years. His main source of income is from a piggery project that supplements the salary he earns as a parish chief in Kamwenge, Uganda. He wants to use the loan got to...

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Damira – Kyrgyzstan / Farming

Damira's storyDamira is 47 years old, married and has three children. Damira has a high school education. As a source of income for her family, she has worked with livestock breeding and field crop cultivation since 1996. Thanks to Damira's persistent work, her farm...

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Jony – Achica Baja, Bolivia / Cattle

Jony's storyJony is 26 years old and has his own house and pasture. His home does not have electricity, but he and his wife manage to support themselves by producing and selling cheese. Jony is the father of a two-year-old child. He is requesting a loan to buy cattle....

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Mithu – Nepal / Farming

Mithu is 60 years old. In 2003, she established her agriculture business. She has already received and successfully repaid five loans from Patan BPW, and she used her most recent loan to buy fertilizers and seeds.In the future, she plans to lift up the economic...

read more

Walter – La Paz, Bolivia / Sewing

Walter is 45 years old, and survives working as a janitor and caretaker of houses in a municipality of La Paz which is on the outskirts of the city.Walter also does sewing and printing on clothing and one of his children helps him. As to the other child, this one is...

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Jesus – Matagalpa, Nicaragua / Farming

loan of $200 will help Jesus finish maintaining his coffee trees. With the growing crisis that Nicaragua suffers, the cost of inputs needed to provide good nutrition has increased. The initial budgets have varied in such a way that, to guarantee productivity of the...

read more

Paul – Nkubu, Kenya / Dairy

Meet Paul, a very hard-working, energetic, young farmer with lovely children. He lives in a house made from mud, rustic iron sheets and old wood. Although he has only farmed for a few years, Paul is working hard and learning good farming practices. Through the profits...

read more

Jane – Kitale, Kenya / Farming

Jane is a repeat Kiva borrower who has a perfect credit rating. She is a hardworking farmer from a remote village in the Kitale area of Kenya, which is an area favorable for farming. Thanks to her daily efforts, she has managed to give her children a good start by...

read more

Florinda – Solola, Guatemala / Farming

Florinda is a 50 year old mother of a family. She is in a common-law relationship with her spouse and has ten children with him, all grown-ups now. They live in a community in Pajujil Dos canton. In order to generate her income and see her family prosper she is a...

read more

Miguelina – Bolivia / Agriculture

Miguelina is 49 years old, married, has adult children and her business is the production of maize grain, corn and potato. She does her work in "Punata," a rural area of predominantly agricultural production and known for its traditional beverages made from maize....

read more

Jose – Nicaragua / Home Energy

José is married and has 2 children. He currently works in farming, growing corn and beans and also plants coffee.In the community where José lives there is no electrical power. That is why he is applying for a loan to buy a solar system to be installed in the home...

read more

Kiva loan to Tea in Georgia

A loan of $3,600 helped Tea to buy calves and feed for them. ( we contributed $25 ) Tea, age 30, is from the Sagarejo district. She is married with two school age children; she lives with her retired parents. Tea leads the family agricultural business, and breeds...

read more

Loan made to Eulalio in Guatemala

A loan of $650 helps Eulalio to buy chemical fertilizer for the cultivation of corn. Eulalio is a 58-year-old single man. He has two children who live in the Chuicacaste hamlet, Pixabaj village, Sololá, Sololá. He makes a living by growing different types of...

read more

Loan made to group in Lebanon

A portion of Atheer Group's $4,800 loan helps a member to increase her merchandise with newly released items. ( our contribution = $25 ) Chouf, LebanonOumayya is the featured borrower of the Atheer group. She joined with the other group members to acquire a loan from...

read more

Teresia – paying back Kiva Loan

A loan of $350 helped Teresia to buy 30 litres of cooking oil, bundles of wheat flour, and a sack of maize. Teresia, aged 34, is the mother of two daughters: Jane, 6, is attending pre-primary school, and Agnes is 2 years old. She has been running a food stall business...

read more

Kiva loan to Bernardino in Paraguay

A loan of $1,250 helps Bernardino to purchase fruits and vegetables to sell on his stall. Bernardino, 39, is from the city of Santaní city and is married to Maura, 34. They have two young children who go to school, and they fight for their children's future because...

read more

Kiva Loan to group in Guatemala

A portion of Dúo Solidario Rios De Bendicion Group's $425 loan helps a member to buy general cosmetics. Chimaltenango,Chimaltenango, Guatemala “Dúo Solidario Rios de Bendicion “ (Solidarity Duo of Blessed River) This group is comprised of Estelita who is 24-years-old,...

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